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Course Code: SFVPA079

Course Level: Level 3

Study Mode: Full-Time

Course Type: Vocational Courses

Course overview

Get ready to take centre stage. Dive into the world of music theory, performance, and production all while honing your skills in instrumental or vocal performance, composition, and audio engineering.

With access to state-of-the-art facilities and guidance from industry professionals, students develop their unique musical style and prepare for diverse careers in the music industry.

This enjoyable course will provide you with technical ability and encourages a high level of creativity. You will also develop your knowledge of music history, music theory, aural skills, composing, songwriting and music production.

This two year programme is centred around you as musician with a view to improving and/or maximising your current performance skills, your ability to learn and explore new and different styles of music, improve your ability to work as a solo and ensemble musician, and to learn about the music industry.

The course is designed around a number of music projects, such as live performance projects showcasing your work in-house and within the local community, composition or song writing tasks, events organisation and management and research assignments.

You will need a minimum of four or more high grades at GCSE in subjects relevant to the course you’d like to study, including maths and/or English Language at grade 4 or above. Alternatively, you’ll need a Level 2 Diploma with overall Merit in a relevant subject and maths and English at appropriate levels.

You will be invited to interview/audition where you will have the opportunity to meet the department and be shown the facilities.

You will be asked questions about your interests, and where applicable your compositions and allow you the opportunity to tell us all about your passion for the subject.

Maths and English

Alongside your course you will study Maths and/or English to improve your skills in these vital subjects by attending structured weekly sessions as part of your timetable. Maths and English development is also integrated in practical assignments.

The course contains a number of mandatory and specialist units. You will be assessed continually throughout the course as you complete each task within a unit of study. Tasks vary and include practical work (such as performances and recordings), written reports and presentations.

If you wish to find out more you can contact us by email at:

This nationally recognised qualification (equivalent to 3 A-Levels) is ideal for those wishing to progress to university studies in a related subject or to employment in a wide range of prospective careers for example, performing musician, music management or music composer.

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email

College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £26,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit


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achieved DMM+ in 2023